Raul A. Cardoza, Jr.

April 28, 1924March 1, 2019

Raul A. Cardoza Jr., age 94, passed away peacefully at his residence on Friday, March 1, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Cecile Y. (Blanchette) Cardoza.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Raul A. Cardoza Sr. and Catherine (Wunschel) Cardoza, he was a lifelong area resident. Raul was a graduate of Fairhaven High School, class of 1942. He was veteran of the United States Navy, serving during WWII. Raul was employed for 19 years at the United States Postal Service, retiring in 1984.

He loved his family, was an avid marksman, enjoyed reading and spending his winters in Florida for the last 30 years. Raul was member of the George Tabor Masonic Lodge in Fairhaven for 50 years. He is survived by a daughter, Kathy Morin of Fairhaven; a son, Wayne M. Cardoza of New Hampshire; two grandsons, Thomas H. Francis and his wife Sheri and Michael H. Francis and his wife Jolene and two great-grandchildren Austin and Chase Francis. He was the father in-law of the late Gary Morin.

His funeral service will be held on Friday at 10:00AM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington Street, Fairhaven followed by his burial in River-Side Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30PM with a Masonic service at 6:30PM. To leave a note of condolence:


  • Visitation Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Burial Friday, March 8, 2019

Raul A. Cardoza, Jr.

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